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Police Reports from Towanda, Tunkhannock, Laporte and Gibson Barracks


Domestic Dispute Reported

An unnamed 50-year-old Mildred man has been accused of simple assault against a 23-year-old Mildred woman at their home on Third Street for an incident dated June 4 at approximately 9:45 p.m.

Car Window Smashed

At 12:50 a.m. on May 2, a juvenile was charged with shooting a projectile through the passenger side window of a parked car on South Turnpike Street in Dushore. Readers with information may contact state police at Laporte at 570-946-4610.

Seasonal Residence Entered

Between May 30 and June 4, someone broke into a home on Miller’s Road in Colley Township owned by a Menomonee Falls, WI, man. Apart from damage to the side door, nothing was reported as missing. Readers with information are asked to contact state police at Laporte.

Police Investigate Area Thefts

Someone stole a Model ITS-700W Valor in-dash DVD/CD player with 7-inch touch screen and a Graco Snug Ride baby seat insert from an unlocked vehicle on Schlock Road in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, between May 31 and June 1. Readers with information are encouraged to call state police at Laporte.

During an annual inventory at Red Rock Job Corps in Colley Township, Sullivan County, it was found that a Green Leaf puller tool set, valued at approximately $1,784, was missing. Readers with information may contact the Laporte barracks.

Between May 22 and 28, someone stole a red Toro LX 468 lawn tractor and a gas can from a storage shed at the Denton Crick Sportmen’s Club off Oak Hill Rd., Great Bend Township. The club is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

A rear basement window was the point of entry for a Clifford Township burglary. Sometime between May 22 and June 4, a Jones Rd. house was entered, and the unknown suspect took about 138 DVDs.

Cash and personal items were taken from a Merrill St., Great Bend Township residence on May 25. State police at Gibson would like help with solving this burglary.

A New Milford man reported that between May 27 and 31, a blue, 2002 Yamaha TTR125 was taken from his Tingley Lake Rd. A digital camera and a rifle were taken, according to a police report.

Between May 29 and 31, someone entered a Lenox residence and took a Nikon Coolpix digital camera, a Nikon battery charger, a jar of change containing about $800, and a Remington model 700-300 Win. Mag.

Between 5 and 6:45 p.m. on June 3, the Hallstead Fire Department was broken into, but nothing was taken. Police report that someone kicked in the door to a shed located on the property, resulting in the locking clasp bending and breaking. Readers with information may call the Gibson barracks at 570-465-3154.

Parked Car Hit

State police at Laporte reported that Vidur M. Ramlall, 19, Dushore, veered out of his lane and hit a parked car on Route 87, north of William Street, in Dushore. Nobody was injured.

Pump-and-Runs Continue

An unknown person dispensed gas into his or her red or orange pickup truck at the Pump -N- Pantry in Dushore at 11:40 a.m. on June 4 and drove away. The truck was reported to have a light on top. Readers with information about the crime may contact state police at Laporte.

Someone obtained $1,385.52 in diesel fuel and food items at the Dandy Mini Mart, State Routes 267 and 3004, Auburn Township, Susquehanna County. This occurred over a two-week period, May 5 to 21. Readers with information may call the Gibson barracks at 570-465-3154.

DUI Arrests Announced

A woman from Laceyville and a man from Montrose have both been arrested on suspicion of DUI. Charges in the separate cases are pending. According to police reports, on May 28 at 11:05 p.m., Amy Allen, 19, Laceyville, was stopped about one mile north of Route 6 on Route 367 in Braintrim Townhsip for traffic violations. She was suspected of driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol and an investigation has been initiated.

On May 14, Anthony Hibbard, 43, Montrose, was stopped on Route 6 just west of Bartron Road in Tunkhannock Township for a traffic violation. The time was 2:33 a.m. He was arrested, according to the police report, on suspicion of DUI.

Police Investigate Criminal Mischief

Police are looking into a case of criminal mischief, which they report occurred on May 29 between 1 and 5 a.m. along River Road in Exeter Township. According to the report, unknown actor(s) threw rocks at two vehicles, resulting in damage. The investigation is continuing.

Drivers Cautioned to Watch for Deer

Pennsylvania State Police are reminding drivers that with the warmer weather, resident whitetail deer will be moving throughout the region and crossing or entering roadways. They can be hazardous to drivers who can wreck their vehicles either in an effort to avoid the animal or if they hit them.

On June 4 at 9:50 p.m., a driver proceeding south on Route 309 near Route 2022 in Monroe Township encountered a deer that ran into the roadway. The driver struck the deer with his SUV, which had to be towed from the scene. The driver was not injured.

Theft/Unauthorized Use Reported

On May 24, Jacob Smith, Montrose, is accused of taking a John Deere backhoe and using it to free his stuck Ford Ranger from a roadside ditch in Bridgewater Township, Susquehanna County. In the process, he left the backhoe in the same ditch and lost the victim's 20-foot chain. According to the police report, Smith admitted to the crimes and lamented that alcohol influenced his decisions. Smith was charged with theft of motor vehicle and unauthorized use of motor vehicle.




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